The reference to Black dignified people. IIRC, somewhere in this scattered thread is a comment by me about using it whenever it provides clarity. But now that I think about it, you're right. I think many people of different colors did feel embarrassed by that stuff.
Think I'll watch myself for a while and see how often I am guilty of using a reference to color when it isn't necessary. Maybe it can make a difference in my little corner of the world?
Thanks, All, for giving me some different ways to think about what called my attention. You all provided interesting thoughts.
And Victor, that was a charming, as usual, way to sum it up. (Oh darlin', won't you stop pursuing all them other wimmins and come back to me? )